New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 7, 2004 - Religion - 765 pages
A 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion winner! "New Testament theology is essentially missionary theology," writes I. Howard Marshall. Founded on a sure-footed mastery of the data and constructed with clear thinking lucidly expressed, this long-anticipated New Testament theology offers the insights born of a distinguished career of study, reflection, teaching and writing on the New Testament. Marshall's New Testament Theology will speak clearly to a broad audience of students and nonspecialists. But even on the most familiar ground, where informed readers might lower their expectations of learning something new, Marshall offers deft insights that sharpen understanding of the message of the New Testament. Here is a New Testament theology that does not succumb to the fashion of settling for an irreconcilable diversity of New Testament voices but argues that "a synthetic New Testament theology is a real possibility. Beginning with the Gospels and Acts, proceeding to each of Paul's letters, focusing then on the Johannine literature and finally looking at Hebrews and the remaining general epistles, Marshall repeatedly stops to assess the view. And gradually he builds up a composite synthesis of the unified theological voice of the New Testament. On the way toward this synthesis, Marshall highlights clearly the theological voices of the individual New Testament books. Thus, his New Testament theology serves also as a sort of introduction to the New Testament books, making it double as an attractive complement to book-by-book introductions to the New Testament. Here is a New Testament theology that will not only guide students and delight teachers but also reward expositors with a lavish fund of insights for preaching.
 

Contents

Preface
9
General Bibliography
11
Abbreviations
14
INTRODUCTION
15
How Do We Do New Testament Theology?
17
JESUS THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS AND ACTS
49
The Gospels and New Testament Theology
51
The Gospel of Mark
57
The Pastoral Epistles
397
The Theology of the Pauline Letters
420
Paul the Synoptic Gospels and Acts
470
THE JOHANNINE LITERATURE
489
The Gospel of John
491
The Letters of John
529
The Revelation of John
548
The Gospel Letters and Revelation of John
567

The Gospel of Matthew
95
LukeActs The Former Treatise
129
LukeActs The Sequel
155
The Theology of the Synoptic Gospels and Acts
184
THE PAULINE LETTERS
207
The Letter to the Galatians
209
The Letters to the Thessalonians
236
The First Letter to the Corinthians
252
The Second Letter to the Corinthians
282
The Letter to the Romans
305
The Letter to the Philippians
344
The Letter to Philemon
362
The Letter to the Colossians
366
The Letter to the Ephesians
379
John the Synoptic Gospels and Acts and Paul
579
HEBREWS JAMES 12 PETER AND JUDE
603
The Letter to the Hebrews
605
The Letter of James
628
The First Letter of Peter
642
The Letter of Jude
660
The Second Letter of Peter
670
Hebrews James 12 Peter and Jude in the New Testament
681
CONCLUSION
705
Diversity and Unity in the New Testament
707
Author Index
733
Subject Index
737
Scripture Index
750
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I. Howard Marshall (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen; D.D., Asbury) is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. Among his numerous publications on the New Testament are his commentaries on the Gospel of Luke, Acts, 1-2 Thessalonians, the Pastoral Epistles, 1 Peter and 1-3 John. He is coauthor of Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters and Revelation and coeditor of the New International Greek Testament Commentary series, as well as the author of the series' volume on Luke. He has also authored New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel.

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